The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 5, No 4 (2017)


Giovannantonio Forabosco


Research was conducted using a series of light bulb jokes (Forabosco, 1994). The original target of the jokes were the Poles, retargeted into “carabinieri” in Italy. A question is advanced: why carabinieri? An enlightening answer comes from comparative sociology.


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